The Charlotte Observer (Sunday) - - Sports -

in the third gave the Reds a 5-0 lead. Twins 5, Ori­oles 4: Kyle Gib­son re­cov­ered from a rough start to throw seven in­nings, and Max Ke­pler home­red in his sec­ond straight game to lead Min­ne­sota past Bal­ti­more. Bobby Wil­son went 2-for-3 with three RBIs for the Twins, who won their third in a row. The Ori­oles lost their fifth straight.

Nick Wil­liams, Scott Kingery and Jorge Al­faro drove in runs on con­sec­u­tive at­bats in the sev­enth in­ning to help Philadel­phia win at Pitts­burgh and ex­tend the first-place Phillies’ win­ning streak to six games. Jake Ar­ri­eta (6-6) worked around six hits with the help of eight strike­outs to hold the Pi­rates to two runs over seven in­nings.


Cubs sec­ond base­man Javier Baez had four hits in­clud­ing a homer Satur­day against the Reds.

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